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The Paradox of Third-Wave Democratization in Africa: The Gambia under AFPRC-APRC Rule, 1994-2008 (Hardback)
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The Paradox of Third-Wave Democratization in Africa: The Gambia under AFPRC-APRC Rule, 1994-2008 (Hardback)

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Hardback 198 Pages / Published: 16/03/2009
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This book is concerned primarily with political and economic events in Africa and The Gambia, especially between the 1994 coup d'etat and 2008. Significantly, it proffers policy recommendations to position this small but potentially rich country to leverage economic globalization to benefit the poor. Readily comprehensible to specialists and laypersons alike, this book is written by a scholar who has gained considerable respect, both in The Gambia and internationally, for his dispassionate analysis of events unfolding in his country of birth.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739129210
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This carefully researched work provides a much-needed analysis of Gambian politics and economy. By far the most illuminating and comprehensive research on the Gambia's descent into hell, Dr. Saine's is an authoritative diagnosis of democracy's travails in the tiny West African country that most scholars interested in authoritarian politics and political economy will find compelling. -- Mathurin Houngnikpo, The Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
In this book, Abdoulaye Saine provides a superb account of the domestic political conditions that explain the persistence of poverty and economic crisis in Africa. With a focus on The Gambia under Yahya Jammeh (1994-2008), and drawing from other African cases in a comparative perspective, the author skillfully traces the causes of development crisis in The Gambia to poor governance, authoritarianism, and human rights violations. Although the analysis is focused on The Gambia, the findings reflect the African situation by drawing on relevant examples from other states. This is a must-read book for scholars, activists, and policy makers interested in the comparative political economy of development. -- Sakah Saidu Mahmud
This is unquestionably an important book.... He offers-in the book and very uniquely-lucid, clear, coherent, original, important and critical insights into our understanding of contemporary Gambian politics.... A worthwhile book for policy makers, politicians, journalists, researchers, students, development practitioners, among others.... It deserves a permanent place on our book shelves.... Entertaining to read, filled with intriguing detail.... Immensley useful.... Thoroughly researched.... Dr. Saine has written one of the most comprehensive and compelling studies of Gambian politics to date.... Lively, informative and strongly recommended. -- Ebrima Ceesay * The Gambia Echo *
This book seeks to analyze and interpret the history of The Gambia since the military coup of 1994, applying a variety of the theoretical perspectives to issues of governance, socioeconomic development, and human rights...Recommended. * CHOICE *
Saine recommends a series of major policy changes to bring political democracy, economic development, and respect for human rights to the people of his homeland. This volume is best suited for university libraries, collections specializing in international affairs, African studies, and military affairs, and larger public library systems... Recommended. * CHOICE, November 2009 *
Saine has written the most comprehensive study of Gambian politics to date. Its analysis of the causes of military intervention in 1994 and the subsequent transition to civilian rule provides a basis for a comparative critical examination of political systems in West Africa that are struggling to establish genuine democratic governance. The book also exposes the fallacy of a 'democratic' Gambia prior to 1994 under Dawda Jawara, who ruled the country for three decades. The sober and balanced analysis is refreshing. The book will be an excellent reference for scholars of comparative democratization. -- Julius E. Nyang'oro, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Saine here offers well-informed historic and political analysis. . . . its analysis is greatly enriched by careful comparisons drawn to similar developments in other young African nations. . . . The strengths and contributions of the book are many, as Saine provides a coherent, transparent, and critical evaluation of Gambian political history. . . . Saine's analysis makes great strides at getting to the heart of factors that truly matter and come into play in the successful development - or, conversely, the deterioration - of young nations. . . . Most certainly, Saine's book is a well-researched contribution to what is already known abou tthe political history of the Gambia. -- Christopher Green, Indiana University - Bloomington * Africa Today *

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